Dimapur observes PMKSY-WDC culmination programme
Dimapur, Sep. 24 (EMN): Culmination programme of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana –Watershed Development Component (PMKSY-WDC), the erstwhile IWMP projects under batches IV, V and VI, was organised by the department of Land Resources at IMC hall, Diampur, on Friday.
Speaking at the programme, the special guest and deputy commissioner of Diampur, Rajesh Soundararajan, expressed that the environment has drastically changed in the past few years leading to drying up of water due to climatic change and added that no crop would grow without water.
He reminded that about 30-40 years back, the rainfall was consistent and people could predict rainfall and also grow different crops during monsoon except in rare cases. He added that rainfall has become unpredictable now due to climatic change.
He expressed his concern that urban development and increased population would lead to pressure on land and also have impact on water scarcity. Referring to opinions of experts, he shared that the demand for water supply would increase to 50% by 2030 and lead to water shortage not only for cultivation but also for drinking purpose.
He, therefore, appealed to every citizen to save water sources and also use it efficiently. DC further suggested the seniors to advice and motivate the youth of to take up farming activities.
Puvil Kikhi, deputy director of LRD and supervisory officer for Dimapur district, shared that we are in a changing world which is socially, politically, economically, and environmentally different.
Stressing on the economy, he cited that in olden times people were fully dependent on themselves by working in the fields. He lamented that at present many people buy everything from outside and no longer know how to cultivate their own crops.
Speaking about the environment, he pointed out that there are no more big trees unlike the olden days. Stating that there would be water scarcity due to destruction on environment, he appealed to protect the environment.
The district project officer of LRD, Dimapur, presented activities of PMKSY-WDC, while the beneficiaries also shared their experiences.